Hot, fresh, and quick gourmet burgers to enjoy on site or call for delivery in about 10 minutes flat. The simple and high-quality menu includes a Classic and Deluxe burger, hand-cut fries, drinks, and cookies. All fresh, never frozen. Everybody hustles, wears camo, and the delivery drivers ride mopeds and then jog to your doorstep.

From YUMMM!, the Metro Pulse Restaurant Guide:

If, as you wander around campus or downtown, you observe a camouflage-clad rider making her or his way around on a moped, you’re probably catching a glimpse of a very special meal en route to a soon-to-be-smiling customer. That smile’s not just about a delivery fulfilled, it’s about a promise fulfilled by Gyrene Burger.

Knoxville’s newest entry into the burger scene is a game-changer that comes with a promise of good food that arrives fresh, hot, and quick. Their goal and a point of pride is to maintain a consistent delivery time of 10 minutes. And that’s 10 minutes from the time that you place the call. You couldn’t eat any faster if you drove to the restaurant. Gyrene’s delivery area includes downtown, the UT campus and Fort Sanders, the UT Medical Center, and Cherokee Bluff. Of course, you’re also welcome to dine-in, too.

Gyrene Burger was founded by Tom Monaghan, the creator of Domino’s Pizza—so this restaurant knows about the promise of delivery. The name of the place comes from a nickname for Marines, and that association with the USMC is evident at all levels of business, from visual cues like the camouflage uniforms to practical matters like the physical hustle that helps maintain that 10-minute delivery window. Delivery employees are known as Gyrene Joggers because once they park the moped, they get a move on to make sure they don’t lose even a minute in getting that burger to you.

But the military association isn’t just a cynical marketing ploy. Monaghan was committed from the beginning to make sure that this was a business designed to honor veterans and to help them not only with job opportunities, but, more importantly, with options for business ownership. In fact, the local owner, Rob Wynkoop, spent 12 years serving this country in the USMC.

Still, when it comes down to brass tacks, the quality of the food is the most important element in this restaurant’s mission. These gourmet burgers are hand-formed in-house from top-quality, 100-percent Black Angus beef. The meat is fresh, never frozen. And it’s a classic American burger served with cheese, bacon, ketchup, mustard and pickles. The deluxe option comes with lettuce, mayo, and tomato.

Of course, no burger is complete without fries, and the folks at Gyrene Burger deliver the goods in a seriously delicious way. Their hand-cut fries are made in a proprietary method that they guard like a state secret. The fries are marinated overnight, and the result is both tasty and crispy—even after a 10-minute ride on a moped.
What else is on the menu? A cookie and soft drinks, that’s it. Keeping the menu simple and of high quality is an essential part of Gyrene Burger’s central code of conduct—good food, served fast with pride and honor.

And you if don’t believe that promise, give them a call; you can taste it for yourself in about 10 minutes.

Restaurant Details

Locally Owned Wifi Patio Live Music Accepts Reservations Party Room (20+)
Kids Menu Delivers Buffet Waterfront Vegetarian Dishes Vegan Dishes


Day Opens Closes
Sunday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. 1 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. 1 a.m.
Day Business Hours
Sunday 11 a.m.
9 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m.
9 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.
9 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.
9 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.
10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.
1 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
1 a.m.

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